40 years ago, on March 19, 1962, the agreements of Evian put an end to the war of Algeria. From 1954 to 1962, France made, without never really saying it, the war in Algeria. As Algeria was France, France could not be in war against itself. Two officer and soldier million, called, made officially only operations of maintenance of law and order on the own territory. The adversary was interior, the enemy intimates…
Realization: Patrick Rotman
With: Paul Aussaresses Rachid Abdelli Jacques Allaire Henri Warbler Henri Bourdet Jacques Zero Pierre Alban Thomas Jean-Yves Templon Edmond Sanquer
Scenario: Patrick Rotman
Documentary in 3 parts: - Pacification (52 ') - Gears (52 ') - States of weapons (100 ')
September 22, 2014 Subject:
The mistake : trey did the same
"the FLN muslisms tortured civilians and kids as well as the french army" -- Yes, more over the FLN did it first and worse. BUT the point is the French lost the war (and their soul) because they stupidly did the same. See end of 1° part at 47mn30, Paul Aussaresses : "Oui, on est tombé dans le panneau". And 3° part 27mn : "c'est pas efficace, au contraire..."
September 11, 2009 Subject:
Cinepack version Ennemi_Intime1-2.avi not working
Hello Napoléon !
Thank You for uploading these file - it´s one of the best documentations I ever saw about the war in Algeria.
Anyway - I was unable to download the cinepac - version of part 1+2.
Part 3 worked fine as well as the ogg - versions.
When you download the Cinepack you get the part 3 first while you expect part 1+2 as it´s in the download list.
There must be a minor problem.
Anyway - it´s not propaganda but very good documentation about a forgotten war.
Thanx again and greetings
June 4, 2009 Subject:
It's not Propaganda
Whereas we can't expect a proud nationalist named "Napoleon" to feel otherwise, it was not the intention of the filmmakers to present a straight-up history, and they were under no obligation to present the crimes of Algerians.
The idea here was that the French were the occupiers and therefore the aggressors, and this war has been swept under the rug of France (while France hypocritically makes it a crime if you feel there was no Armenian "genocide"). The interviews with the veterans were very powerful; how can it be propaganda if we get the events directly related by the French military men who were there??
Of further interest: This 1992 film's author, Patrick Rotman, would go on to write the screenplay of a feature film based on the subject entitled "L'ennemi intime" (Intimate Enemies). A Reuters story [http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSL0464123620071004] infotms us that "Director Florent-Emilio Siri... also shows the brutality of nationalist 'fellaghas', including the massacre of an entire village suspected of harboring collaborators or the face of a man whose nose and lips they have cut off for the crime of smoking."
June 12, 2007 Subject:
the FLN muslisms tortured civilians and kids as well as the french army.